1. Getting things across the board with Daniel Jones
Lastly, Schoen and Co. made countless headlines when they were able to finalize the four-year, $160 million payday for Daniel Jones. This contract agreement came down to the wire, as the Giants and Jones came to terms at the last second before the deadline. Once Jones got his deal, the Giants were able to place the non-exclusive franchise tag on Saquon Barkley.
Don't forget too that the Jones deal saved the Giants quite a bit in cap space. If the G-Men were to place the franchise tag on Jones, it would have come with a $32.4 million hit. With his new deal, his cap hit for 2023 will be $21.75 million. That's more than $10 million in cap saving for Schoen and the rest of the front office. Worth it.
Danny Dimes is coming off the best year of his career, powering the G-Men to a 9-7-1 record, plus a postseason win on the road over the Vikings. Jones was electric in that showdown, passing for more than 300 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 78 rush yards. With his dual-threat abilities, Jones is a beast and we have a feeling his best year yet is coming in 2023.